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Strategic Areas

The Milestone Scholarship Fund Rewarding academic persistence

Performance-based scholarships are a new and innovative type of financial aid in post-secondary education. The approach is simple – give students a concrete incentive to excel while in school and they will achieve higher educational outcomes. Donations to the fund will support students who make a commitment to their education, utilize the services of CNM Connect and maintain their GPA level.


The Rust Opportunity Assistance Fund Emergency assistance to keep students on track

The Rust Opportunity Assistance Fund provides emergency assistance to CNM students facing an unforeseen financial obstacle which may force them to drop out of school. Although CNM tuition is affordable, a large majority of our students are unable to handle tuition costs when an emergency strikes or cost of living expenses rise. Too often students are compelled to make a choice between staying on track for a life-changing degree or certificate and completely giving up on their education.


Support an Endowment

A contribution of any amount can provide everlasting support to students and the College. The CNM Foundation has created a menu of areas in which to address support at many levels at the College.

Faculty Development Endowment - provides faculty professional development opportunities to maintain a high quality and dedicated faculty base at CNM.

CNM Presidential Scholarship Endowment - provides scholarship support to exceptional Dual Credit students who select CNM as their gateway into higher education.

Arts and Science Programs Scholarship Endowment - scholarships to students in programs who will transfer onto four year institutions.

Career and Technical Programs Scholarship Endowment - scholarships to students in career and technical programs.

Adult and General Education Programs Scholarship Endowment - scholarships to students at CNM working to take the GED exam or may have recently completed their GED and are beginning their college education.

RUST Opportunity Scholarship Fund Endowment - provides emergency scholarships to students facing an unforeseen financial obstacle.


Named endowment opportunities are available for donors wishing to create a lasting legacy which will allow them to determine the endowment’s name and criteria. To create an independent endowment, a donor provides a contribution of $20,000 payable over five years.


Success Award Help students complete their programs and graduate

Success Awards are given to select CNM students for their successful completion of their certificate or degree program thereby, encouraging students to persevere. Multiple success awards are being created within programs at CNM. Contact the Foundation to learn how your gift can contribute to this initiative.

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